Information, Entropy, And Progress

Professor Robert U. Ayres
ISBN:
0883189119

This book presents an innovative and challenging look at evolution on several scales, from the earth and its geology and chemistry to living organisms to social and economic systems. Applying the principles of thermodynamics and the concepts of information gathering and self- organization, the author characterizes the direction of evolution in each case as an accumulation of 'distinguishability' information--a type of universal knowledge.

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